CD Recording Sydney May 2014
With pianist Marina Remizova Sydney @ Fine Music FM Radio studio
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About the works
Tel Nuit Tel jour reveals the inner world of the surrealist poet Paul Eluard. His experiences of WW1 led to a flight into the subconscious and a new poetry, which captures the horror of war and the intense beauty of life. Thanks to a collaboration with Francis Poulenc, the power and tenderness of his work are communicated through music. Both poet and composer are masters of contrast in this arresting and rarely performed song cycle.
The accompanying songs in this CD represent late romantic art song. The sensuality and restlessness of Paul Verlaine is conveyed unerringly by Faure in Mandoline and En Sourdine from the celebrated Ariettes Oubliée. A youthful Strauss shows his gift for theatricality and lyricism setting another ‘fin de siècle’ poet, Herman von Glim in his Op 10 song collection.
In the earlier concert aria Ch’Io mi scordi di te, Idamante embodies the classical virtues. Consoling the beloved and railing against the cruelty of the Fates, Mozart voices the same heroic tenderness and defiance that are echoed, centuries later, by Eluard in Tel Nuit Tel Jour.
Henri Poulenc & Paul Eluard – From the cycle ‘Tel Jour, Tel Nuit’
1. Bonne journée
3. Le front comme un drapeau perdu
4. Une roulette couverte en tuiles
5. A toutes brides
7. Je n’ai envie que de t’aimer
8. Figure de force brûlante et farouche
9. Nous avons fait la nuit